Alaska Maritime Attorneys
Advocating for Injured Maritime Workers
Maritime occupations in Alaska, known for their perilous nature, can lead to serious injuries for workers. Encountering substantial medical bills and potential income loss, these workers need reliable legal guidance. As Alaska maritime attorneys, our law firm represents seafarers and maritime employees. We are committed to helping you understand and claim your rightful benefits under the Jones Act, Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act, and other relevant maritime legislation. Our experience extends to all maritime workers injured in Alaska or its adjacent waters, ensuring they receive the compensation they deserve, irrespective of the circumstances.
Arnold & Itkin is dedicated to securing comprehensive compensation for maritime injuries. We offer complimentary consultations, where we discuss your case and the best course of action. Our representation spans Alaska and the United States, including workers injured in international waters.
Key Alaskan Ports & Our Legal Support
Alaska's major ports, including the Port of Anchorage, Port of Valdez, and Port of Ketchikan, are vital hubs for maritime activities. Our Alaska maritime attorneys are well-versed in the unique aspects of each, providing highly experienced legal services to maritime workers at these and other Alaskan ports:
Port of Anchorage
A critical center for commerce, this port supports the majority of Alaska's population. Anchorage is Alaska's largest city and holds more than two-fifths of the state's population. The port lies at the base of the Chugach Mountains on the Anchorage side of the Knik Arm at the head of Cook Inlet, on the Pacific Ocean. The Port of Anchorage has been operating since 1961 and was the only port in south-central Alaska to survive the 1964 earthquake. The port authority is the Port of Anchorage. It is estimated that the Port of Anchorage provides approximately 90% of the merchandise cargo to 80% of Alaska's populated areas. Horizon Shipping Lines and Totem Ocean Trailer Express (TOTE) are the two major carriers that regularly serve the Port of Anchorage, bringing 4 to 5 ships weekly from Tacoma, Washington.
Port of Valdez
Known for its strategic location and year-round accessibility, the Port of Valdez is an ice-free northern gateway. It plays a key role as the best access point to the interior of Alaska as well as to much of the Pacific Northwest, northwestern Canada, and trade routes of the Pacific Rim. It is located approximately 490 kilometers east of Anchorage and 27 kilometers southeast of the Columbia Glacier. The City of Valdez Ports Department is the port authority for the Port of Valdez. The city owns and operates the port's container terminal, city dock, grain terminal, and airport terminal building.
Port of Ketchikan
A primary economic player in southeast Alaska, this port has a rich history in fishing and tourism. The Port of Ketchikan covers southwestern Revillagigedo Island and part of the Alexander Archipelago. In the 1880s, a cannery was built at the site, and it then became a supply center for gold miners during the 1890s. Fish canning became the port's main economic activity, though logging and timber were also popular, particularly during World War II. It has a diverse economy based on fishing, fish processing, tourism, and timber. It is also a popular stop for cruise ships traveling the Inside Passage, as it is the gateway to the coastal route vessels take through a series of passages between the mainland and coastal islands. It is estimated that more than 800,000 people visit the Port of Ketchikan on cruise ships every year. The port can accommodate vessels up to 213 meters long.
Additionally, we extend our legal services to maritime workers from other ports and harbors like the Port of Juneau, Port of Dutch Harbor, Sitka, Seward, and more across Alaska.
Contact an Alaska Maritime Attorney for Skilled Legal Help
If you are a seaman, harbor worker, or offshore worker injured in an Alaskan maritime accident, it's crucial to seek legal advice promptly. Our experienced Alaska maritime attorneys are equipped with the knowledge and resources to pursue the maximum financial compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, and other related damages.